Pilatus PC-12

Pilatus PC-12

Pilatus PC-12 profile, including current pricing, manufacturing dates, cabin size and passenger capacity, range, speed, baggage space, fractional ownership and jet card options

Pilatus PC-12 Facts

Called the “Swiss Army knife of the skies” for its durability, reliability, and flexibility, the Swiss-made PC-12 can land on grass strips and features a rear cabin cargo door.

PlaneSense, Nicholas Air and Tradewind Aviation have all helped popularize the PC-12 in the fractional and jet card market.

A large cargo door in the rear passenger cabin allows quick conversion from passengers, plus the ability to easily load oversize baggage, including skis.

Manufacturing Dates

Production Start: 1995

Production Ends: In Production

Pilatus PC-12 Related Models

Related PC-12 models include the PC-12 NG and PC-12 NGX. The PC-24 is the first jet from Pilatus.

Cabin Category

Turboprop – Turbojet – Single Engine

Fleet Size

As of November 2019, Amstat lists 766 Pilatus PC-12s and 775 PC-12 NGs

PC-12 Cabin Size and Passengers

The Pilatus PC-12 seen above in PlaneSense’s six-seat configuration

Height: 4 ft 10 in

Width: 5 ft

Length: 16 ft 11 in

Seating Capacity: 6 to 9

Range

Normal: 1,309 nm

Maximum: 1,635 nm

Speed

Maximum Cruise Speed: 370 mph

Baggage Space

Varies by configuration. The PC-12 has a 4.4 ft wide x 4.5 ft high rear cargo door.

Access

Fractional Ownership – Yes

Dedicated Jet Card – Yes

Pricing

Used PC-12s are listed starting at approximately $2.1 million

Pilatus models currently in production

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PC-24

PC-12 NGx

PC-6

PlaneSense expands its Pilatus PC-24 private jet fleet

PlaneSense Pilatus PC-24

The fractional operator sells shares on its Pilatus PC-12 and now expanding PC-24 fleet

While most people would probably know the nation’s two biggest fractional operators are NetJets and Flexjet, they might be hard-pressed to name number three. That would be New Hampshire-based PlaneSense. And while the two leaders battle it out with Gulfstream G650s and the Global Express, PlaneSense continues to pursue the short to mid-range flight market. Today it announced it has taken delivery of its third Pilatus PC-24, a twin-jet with a range of 2,000 nautical miles, and a takeoff distance of just 2,930 feet, including gravel and grass runways.

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